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Héctor Soto

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Full name  Hector Alejandro Soto
Height  1.97 m (6 ft 6 in)
Nickname  Picky
Weight  85 kg (187 lb)
Nationality  Puerto Rico
Name  Hector Soto
Hometown  Arroyo, Puerto Rico

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Born  June 20, 1978 (age 37) New York City, New York, U.S. (1978-06-20)

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Héctor Soto (born June 28, 1978) is a volleyball player from Puerto Rico, who was a member of the Men's National Team that ended up in sixth place at the 2007 FIVB Men's World Cup in Japan. There he was named Best Scorer of the tournament. At FIVB World Championships 2006 in Japan, he became one of the most popular players. The local press named him "Soto-Man" in reference to Superman due to his unstoppable kills that made him a scoring machine. He ended playing for the Panasonic Panthers in the Japanese League in the 2006/2007 season.


Soto is nicknamed "Picky". Serving as the team captain Soto was named the tournament's Best Scorer at the 2007 NORCECA Championship, finishing with 104 points on 94 spikes, five blocks and five aces. On June 25, 2008, Soto announced that he would take part in a promotional campaign for Gatorade.

He won with his team the Bronze medal at the 2010 Pan-American Cup.


Attended Indiana University – Ft. Wayne where he was a two time AVCA Division I First Team All-American (1999, 2000) and a Second Team All-American selection in 1998.


  • Noliko Maaseik (2001–2002)
  • Alimenti Sardi Cagliari (2002–2003)
  • Terra Sarda Cagliari (2003–2005)
  • Tiscali Cagliari (2005–2006)
  • Panasonic Panthers (2006–2007)
  • Lokomotiv Novosibirsk (2007–2009)
  • Arkas Spor Izmir (2009–2010)
  • Hyundai Capital Skywalkers (2010–2011)
  • Capitanes de Arecibo (2012–2015)
  • Mets de Guaynabo (2016–present)
  • Individuals

  • 2006 Inducted to the University of Indiana – Ft. Wayne Hall of Fame
  • 2006 Central American & Caribbean Games "MVP"
  • 2006 Central American & Caribbean Games "Best Scorer"
  • 2006 FIVB World Championship "Best Scorer"
  • 2007 Pan American Games "Best Scorer"
  • 2007 NORCECA Championship "Best Scorer"
  • 2007 FIVB World Cup "Best Scorer"
  • 2010 Central American and Caribbean Games "Most Valuable Player"
  • Clubs

  • 2002 Belgium League – Champion, with Noliko Maaseik
  • 2002 Belgium Cup – Champion, with Noliko Maaseik
  • 2004/2005 – Champion – Italian Serie A-2 with Terra Sarda Cagliari. For winning Serie A-2, the club was promoted to Serie A-1 the following season.
  • References

    Héctor Soto Wikipedia

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